Melina Perez (full name Melina Nava Perez) was born on March 9, 1979, in Los Angeles
, California. Melina's father was a boxer. When she was younger, Melina was attracted to arts. She had participated in her school choir and at one point of life she even considered to become a journalist.
Being influenced from a friend, Melina opted for wrestling as a career in 2000. She took wrestling lessons from School of Hard Knocks of Jesse Hernandez.
In the beginning of her professional wrestling career in 2002, Melina adopted names like Melanie Little Deer and Kyra. She wrestled in the Empire Wrestling Federation and in CRUSH Wrestling. In late 2002, she entered WWE's Tough Enough III but could not cross the first episode.
She kept on training for the next couple of years and, finally, in March 2004, Melina was signed up by Ohio Valley Wrestling. She teamed up with Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro. The team became collectively known as MNM. In November 2004, MNM won the Southern Tag Team Championship in Ohio Valley Wrestling.
In April 14, 2005, Melina's MNM entered WWE's SmackDown. There they fought against Trish Stratus, Michelle McCool and Torrie Wilson.
In 2008, Melina suffered an ankle injury but was back in the ring by November of 2008. She has teamed with Tyler Reks.
Why is she famous?
Melina Perez is famous as a professional wrestler who is a prominent figure in the WWE wrestling scene.
Here is one of her famous quotes:
"My Mexican heritage plays a huge part of who I am. We're known for our dancing, our movement and our passion as well as our fire, our intensity and our tempers. Everything I do represents my culture. It's who I am. It's nothing I have to force."
- Melina Perez
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